Livermore, Ca

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Who may exhibit?

  • Non-commercial groups.
  • Those based in Livermore or serving primarily Livermore residents receive priority.
  • Groups which have exhibited less than four weeks in the previous twelve months receive priority.


What does it cost?

  • The space is free and exhibits are open without charge.


How often and for how long can space be reserved?

  • Minimum of one week.
  • Maximum of four weeks per twelve months.
  • No more than twelve months in advance.
  • Groups which have not used the space in the past twelve months get priority.


What spaces are available?

  • The following spaces are available:
    • Art Gallery
    • Large Gallery Bulletin Board - 4' x 8'
    • Small Gallery Bulletin Board - 4' x 6'
  • The entire space selected must be filled.


What fixtures are provided?

  • Cobra and Steel Cable with self locking hook display system.


May we bring other display fixtures?

  • Yes, if they have the prior approval from the Library Director.


How to reserve bulletin boards?

  • Contact the Library Administration Office - 925-373-5500 extension 5599 Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
  • Complete and print the exhibit form.
  • Exhibitor provides a full list of items to be displayed including monetary value when the exhibit is installed.
  • Library accepts no responsibility for the preservation, protection, possible damage or theft of any item displayed or exhibited.


How to reserve the gallery?

  • Contact the Library Administration Office - 925-373-5500 extension 5599 Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for current availability before filling out a form. 
  • Complete and submit an Art Gallery Interest Form to Library Administration from the 1st-5th of the month no more than a year in advance of the month you want to exhibit. For example, you would submit an Interest Form September 1st-5th of 2011 for an exhibit in September 2012. You will then receive a written response around the 10th of that month.
  • Exhibitor provides a full list of items to be displayed including monetary value when the exhibit is installed.
  • Library accepts no responsibility for the preservation, protection, possible damage or theft of any item displayed or exhibited.


What are the exhibit standards?

  • All items displayed in the gallery must be stabilized so that they may be installed using the Cobra and Steel Cable with self locking hook display system.
  • Lettering on all signs and labels should be of high quality, neat, and clear.
  • Labels must be mounted on the item being exhibited rather than the wall.
  • A sign including contact information about the exhibitors is recommended.
  • Prices of items for sale and contact information for purchase may be listed on a single sheet.
  • Exhibits may not be changed after installation.


When and how are exhibits installed?

  • Exhibitors are entirely responsible for installing their displays.
  • Exhibitors must provide all necessary equipment including ladders for display installation.
  • Bulletin Board users should provide a backing to cover the cork surface.
  • Exhibitors must install the entire display at the same time.
  • When possible exhibits should be installed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..
  • Installation time must be coordinated with the Library Administration Office to avoid conflict with Community Room users and other exhibitors.


Reconsideration of an exhibit?

  • Print a request for reconsideration of an exhibit. Forms can be submitted to the Library Administration office located at the Civic Center Library - 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.